Best Remedies for Cold Sores

It happens many times that when you wake up in the morning, you feel cranky, itchy, and blister near your mouth that makes you uncomfortable. These are the symptoms of cold sores. It is a contagious infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The general symptoms of cold sores are a sore mouth with pain, fever, sore throat, and sometimes drooling mostly in children or swollen lymph nodes around and in the neck. It is an irritating situation that embarrasses you as well as gives you immense pain. Here are the five best remedies for Cold Sores. However, before that let us know some more facts about cold sores.

five Best Remedies for Cold Sores

Some Important Facts about Cold Sores:

  • It is not necessary to have cold sores for the very first time when you get the infection.
  • If once you get affected by the HSV virus, it remains in your body. As a result, you may get cold sores anytime throughout your lifespan.
  • The first outbreak of cold sores is always around your mouth in the form of blisters.
  • Further outbreaks can affect at the meeting point of your lips and facial skin.
  • You may feel pain, burning sensation, itching, tingling, or other uncomfortable feelings before 6-48 hours of the actually visible sign of cold sores around the infected areas, which is a prodromal stage.

Common Triggers of Cold Sores:

Common triggers of cold sores

If you are having an HVS virus infection, you may get cold sore any time because of some common triggers. These triggers are the reason behind recurrent cold sores. Here are some triggers:

  • Stress is the biggest trigger of cold sores.
  • Sunburn can also excite the HVS virus and as a result, you get caught by recurrent cold sores.
  • People having weaker immunity are more likely to get infected and recurrent. For such people, cold sores can be fatal sometimes.
  • Cold or Flu can also trigger the HVS virus.
  • Pregnancy is also a trigger for women for having recurrent cold sores.
  • Many times dental treatment and cosmetic surgery may lead to trigger the HVS virus.
  • Food allergy can be a trigger for cold sores sometimes.

Five Best Remedies for Cold Sores:

Whenever you get cold sores, you need to consult a doctor or a skin specialist. Apart from that, let’s discuss the five best remedies for cold sores that may help you to reduce the effect of the infection.

1. Oral Antiviral Medicine or Tropical Ointment:

You may get these medicines in a medical store with a proper prescription. If you consume such medicines without the advice of a specialist, it may be hazardous to you.

2. Aloe Vera:

Aloe Vera has a magical healing property. You can find Aloe Vera easily around your vicinity. Applying Aloe Vera gel to the infected area helps to ease out the pain and heal the infection.

3. To Avoid Triggers:

Precaution is always better than cure. As cold sores are not completely curable so it is wise if you avoid any trigger that might outbreak cold sore.

4. Petroleum Jelly:

Petroleum jelly helps to reduce wetness around your skin and increase the healing process.

5. Increase Your Immune System:

This is one of the best remedies for cold sores. Stay healthy, eat properly, and boost your immune system so even if you are having the HVS virus infection, you won’t get an outbreak of cold sores.

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Rohit Kishore

Rohit is an Engineering Graduate working full-time as an Internet Marketing Consultant for his own small IT firm. While working as a digital marketing professional, he got opportunities to polish his content writing skills and blogging became his passion. His habit of reading articles on health & wellness niche along with his passion to write blogs gave birth to Wellness Rediscover.

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11 Responses

  1. Leigh Tranmer says:

    I knew that there are many natural remedies to treat cold sores. What I found here is definitely useful. Thanks

  2. Retha Svenson says:

    Any cold sore treatments that actually work? I have tried most things and none of them have ever worked.

  3. Shantelle Cukaj says:

    I have read somewhere that toothpaste work on cold sores. As I can see that you guys have a good knowledge on this subject, just wanted to confirm from you if this is true or not?

  4. Jospeh Mathew says:

    I was taking cold sores very lightly but after knowing all these facts i will follow the remedies given here.

  5. Lucy Nice says:

    Why outbreak of cold sores always break around your mouth? Please provide some more details.

  6. Nick Pat says:

    The best way to get rid of cold sore is to take healthy food and always try to boost your immunity. Then also you feel like cold sore then follow these best remedies.

  7. Tony Lay says:

    Amazing to know that cold sores happens due to HSV virus. How this virus can be destroyed?

  8. Emilija S. says:

    As you said cold sores happens due to HSV virus which remains in our body forever. When our immune system gets weak this virus gets activated in our body and due to which our body suffers from cold and fever. Is it possible to demolish HSV virus forever?

  9. Albert Sherman says:

    Have you consulted any doctor to know about these remedies for cold sores?

  10. Alexandra luis says:

    Thanks for providing the remedies for cold sores. I was looking for this only.

  11. John prit says:

    Before coming here i was not able to know the triggers of cold sores but i got to know this due to this blog. I have heard the use of aloevera but have never heard about petroleum jelly. Can you tell me some details of petroleum jelly?

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